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Google Stadia is Out Today and Reportedly a 'Monumental Flop'

It's time for "good news, bad news."

For Google, today is a bit of a mixed bag. The good news for them is that they just soft launched their first dedicated gaming platform, Stadia. The bad news is that it's reportedly a "monumental flop."

Today, those who purchased the $130 Founder's Edition of Stadia are probably awaiting its delivery. The physical contents largely consisting of a unique Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Though you had to plunk down $130 for this, there was actually no guarantee that you would get...
 

Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
 

Review: Journey for Elysium (PC VR)

A short trip to the afterlife.

For the past several months now, we have offered up glimpses of the story-driven VR adventure title Journey for Elysium. We saw a game that had a unique visual style, the promise of a story that would take us all to an afterlife, a world filled with architecture inspired by Greek mythology, and mind-bending puzzles to solve. The unique visual style was certainly eye catching, but I often wondered if the rest of the game would be able to hold up to this aesthetically pleasing presentation.

With the release of Journey...
 

Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

Better late than never.

We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

For those that don't know,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • Samus Strips Down for Super Smash Bros.

    Samus Strips Down for Super Smash Bros.

    Samus has a "new" look for one her alternate outfits in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS.


    The Zero Suit Samus outfit isn't really new new. It's actually almost identical to the Zero Suit outfit Samus wore at the end of Metroid: Zero Mission as a Reddit comment points out.


    (At the 1:37 mark)
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  • Flappy Bird Creator Gives Preview of Next iOS and Android Game

    Flappy Bird Creator Gives Preview of Next iOS and Android Game

    Dong Nguyen, the creator of the inexplicable smash hit Flappy Bird, just released a new preview of his upcoming mobile game. It's called Swing Copters and he says that it will be released on iOS and Android.


    It looks like Nguyen is sticking with the same aesthetics and menu system that he used for Flappy Bird. His Swing Copters reveal tweet did not indicate a release date....
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  • Phil Spencer, Notch, and PlayStation Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Phil Spencer, Notch, and PlayStation Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    A bunch of gaming celebrities are getting in on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, a movement that is raising money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a nerve cell disease. ALS is perhaps better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    So far some of the notable gaming personalities to do the challenge include Microsoft's Phil Spencer, Notch of Minecraft fame, and a group from PlayStation including President and CEO of SCEA, Shawn Layden.





    Some of those called out to do the challenge next include Cli...
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  • An Hour of Metro Redux Gameplay and New PC Screenshots

    An Hour of Metro Redux Gameplay and New PC Screenshots

    There were some bits and pieces of new media released recently for Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. First up are two 30 minutes segments of gameplay from the PlayStation 4 versions of the games. This includes the first 30 minutes of 2033 Redux and the first 30 minutes of Last Light Redux.




    Next up, we have a handful of screenshots from the PC version of Redux.

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  • New Rime Gameplay Footage and Developer Interview

    New Rime Gameplay Footage and Developer Interview

    PlayStation Access takes us behind the scenes of Rime, the upcoming open-world adventure title for the PlayStation 4.


    There is currently no release date set for Rime just yet. The game is built using Unreal Engine 4 for the PlayStation 4 from Tequila Works....
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  • August Update for the Xbox One is Rolling Out Now

    August Update for the Xbox One is Rolling Out Now

    The August 2014 update for Xbox One users is starting to roll out to everyone. This is not to be confused with the September 2014 update preview that some users are testing right now.

    • Mobile purchase:Activity feed updates:
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  • Disney Infinity 2.0: Toy Box Starter Pack Coming in November

    Disney Infinity 2.0: Toy Box Starter Pack Coming in November

    If you haven't yet planned how you're going to tackle Disney Infinity 2.0, let Disney do the heavy lifting for you. In November, they will release a Disney Infinity 2.0: Toy Box Starter Pack. Even better is that it is compatible with the Marvel Play sets.

    Players can create unique stories featuring Starter Pack characters Merida and Stitch, utilize newly announced Disney and Marvel characters, as well as bring all of their existing characters from Disney Infinity into the Toy Box 2.0 mode. The Toy Box Starter Pack is compatible with all Disney
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  • Razer - Ninja Theory's Cancelled Game

    Razer - Ninja Theory's Cancelled Game

    Razer was a new game that Ninja Theory (DmC, Heavenly Sword) was working on that never got the green light from a publisher. According to Ninja Theory, Razer was a means of bring elements of an iOS game, an online multiplayer melee game, and "next-gen" graphics.
    Razer was a game that was to bring all these elements together into an epic massively co-op sci-fi adventure. It involved the idea that a huge alien creature had enveloped our planet. It would take thousands of players months if not years to coordinate guerrilla-warfare on a massive scale to kill
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  • Destiny: Venus Gameplay Trailer

    Destiny: Venus Gameplay Trailer

    Get ready to explore the planet Venus when Destiny rolls around on September 9.


    Whew, at least it wasn't a monument to all our sins. You can find out more on the upcoming shooter from Bungie at the Destiny website....
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  • San Andreas Flight School Update Announced for GTA Online

    San Andreas Flight School Update Announced for GTA Online

    Rockstar Games announced the "San Andreas Flight School Update" as coming tomorrow for Grand Theft Auto Online. This update will include new air and land vehicles, new aerial solo challenges, and "much more." As usual, the update will also include a number of gameplay changes, including increased payout on harder missions in GTA Online.


    There is no full changelog just yet, but there will probably be on tomorrow when the update is released....
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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass Details

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass Details

    WBIE and Monolith revealed their plans for the Season Pass coming for Middle-earth: shadow of Mordor today.
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